Association of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine of Ukraine announces with deep sadness that today, January 30, 2020, the Association President Ganna Lunova has died due to severe illness.

Anna Gennadiivna Lunova (1961-2020) – Doctor of Medical Sciences (2004), Professor (2008); Head of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics (2007). In 1984 she graduated from M. Gorky Donetsk State Medical Institute, Faculty of Medicine, specialty “medical care” with distinction. From 1985 to 1994, she worked as a laboratory assistant for the immunological group of the Department of Chronic Hemodialysis and Kidney Transplantation; and from 1994 to January 2007, she headed the Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory of the Regional Clinical Hospital in Donetsk. In 1991, she defended her dissertation for the degree of Candidate of Medical Sciences on the topic: “Diagnosis of rejection crisis and optimization of immunosuppressive therapy in patients with allograft.” The scientific advisers were prof. Drannik G.M. and prof. Sernyak P.S.

In 2004, she defended her dissertation for a doctorate in medical sciences on the topic: “The role of the T-helper immunity link in the human kidney transplant rejection reaction.” Scientific consultants were prof. Drannik G.M. and prof. Baran E.Ya.

She began her teaching career in 1997 as an assistant, and since 2002, as an associate professor, at the Department of Internal Diseases and General Practice – Family Medicine, Faculty of Donetsk Medical University on the cycle: “Laboratory diagnostics” in combination. From February 2007 until her death she worked as the Head of the Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics Department of the P.L. Shupyk’s NMAPE.

Professor Lunova G.G. was the author of 275 scientific papers, 6 inventions, 8 monographs, 6 manuals and 1 textbook. She has had numerous presentations at conferences and congresses. She has participated in 5 international congresses of transplantologists and nephrologists with reports, as well as in 10 international congresses in laboratory medicine and numerous scientific and practical national and international conferences, seminars, and exhibitions.

Among the grateful students of Professor Lunova – Assistant Professor of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics Sergienko L.I., Assistant Professor of the Department of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics Kryvenko Ye.O., and PhD student at the Department of Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics Abdi M. Shihab (Tunisia).

Professor Lunova G.G. was the editor-in-chief in Ukraine of the international journal “Laboratory diagnostics. Eastern Europe ”, a member of two Specialized Academic Boards of the P.L. Shupyk’s NMAPE, in particular the one where the thesis is defended in specialty 14.01.39 – Clinical laboratory diagnostics. Professor Lunova G.G. was an expert of the Expert Committee on the specialty “Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics” of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine and the Healthcare Department of the KCSA, President of the Association of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine of Ukraine, Chairman of the Technical Committee for Standardization 166 (TC 166) “Clinical Laboratory Testing and Systems for In vitro Diagnosis” and expert of the National Accreditation Agency of Ukraine (NAAU).

We have all lost an experienced and highly qualified doctor and teacher, a wise leader, and a reputable person.

Everyone who knew Ganna Lunova loved and respected her for her sensitive attitude to people, great spiritual generosity, wisdom, and optimism.

In these sorrowful days, we express our sincere, deep sympathy to the family and friends of the deceased.

The cherished memory of Ganna Lunova will forever remain in our hearts.

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